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Lessons from the 2010-11 student struggle

THE ACTS of resistance taken by thousands of young people during the student movement of winter 2010-11 shook the government and sparked months of mass opposition to cuts. KD Tait writes…

Where next for the student movement?

IF YOU ARE a new student reading this there’s a good chance you’ve started a course that will see you graduate with around £50,000 worth of debt. Two years after hundreds…

At the sharp end of the crisis

YOUNG PEOPLE in Tory Britain are caught between a rock and a hard place. Youth unemployment stands at over 20 per cent – over one million people. For young black…

London Met: thousands face deportation in racist crackdown

JUST WEEKS after London was touted as a multicultural paradise during the Olympics, international students at London Metropolitan University have been told to find a new university place or face deportation.…

The Agitator: Sparks target blacklist

“Every time – we beat ‘em then walk away. Let’s get some blacklisted guys and shop stewards in and hit ‘em!” said Kevin, an electrician, or “spark”, from the floor…

TUC: call a general strike!

Union leaders are planning neither to change their strategy nor to lead an effective fight to stop the Tory-Lib Dem cuts at this month’s Trades Union Congress. Rebecca Anderson writes…

Julian Assange must face justice and be protected from US imperialism

Julian Assange has been granted political asylum by Ecuador, in a move which has divided opinion amongst those who support the work of the Wikileaks website. Is the move a…

Bolshie Women: Free Pussy Riot

Bolshie Women: Free Pussy Riot

Three members of the Russian radical feminist band Pussy Riot have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”. The verdict…

Sean Rigg: why did it take four years to get to the truth?

The family, friends and supporters of Sean Rigg, a black musician from Brixton, have finally heard some of the facts surrounding his death at the hands of police officers in…

Workfare extended to prisoners

The workfare system sees multi-millionaire companies such as Tesco, McDonald’s and Asda exploiting workers by forcing them to take part in “work experience” in order to receive their meagre Job…